“If it was to win the Booker, there would be no outcry from Bookmunch quarters” – The Schooldays of Jesus by JM Coetzee

“Those who have read The Childhood of Jesus, or almost any other Coetzee novel if we’re being completely truthful, will be familiar with the almost frustratingly obscure nature of the story being told in the author’s latest work. Coetzee is notorious for hiding his meanings very deeply, and The Schooldays of Jesus is no different” – Fran Slater reviews The Schooldays of Jesus by JM Coetzee

Posted at 9:00 am on August 30, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

“He ain’t writing for fools” – Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley

“As you’d expect, there are lies and half truths, there are heavies and gangsters, there are racist cops and suspicious diner staff, and there are murders and betrayals and heists and thrills and spills of various designations…”

Posted at 9:00 am on August 29, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

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Nutshell by Ian McEwan

The Schooldays of Jesus by JM Coetzee

Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood

Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days by Sarah Glidden

The Trial of Roger Casement by Fionnuala Doran

Mooncop by Tom Gauld

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